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Re: A Shooter in Illinois
« Reply #40 on: February 13, 2012, 09:30:24 PM »
If I remember there used to be gun shows that had airgun stuff. Got to look into that also. An old coworker was into ags years ago and used to bring in some cool stuff but at the time I had a small child. Now it my turn for toys lol.
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Re: A Shooter in Illinois
« Reply #41 on: February 14, 2012, 01:10:47 AM »
I've heard that on the DuPage County fair grounds is the place that house's a gun show once a month.

http://www.pvsashow.org/pvsamain.htm

I haven't gone to this show but my friend has been there and has seen and bought air gun stuff.   But its very limited on what you can get.  It's basicly a Firearm show.
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Re: A Shooter in Illinois
« Reply #42 on: February 14, 2012, 09:12:25 PM »
Bodybag I think thats the one but I think there is also one in lake co. Mostly firearms but he would also end up with some ag stuff.
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Re: A Shooter in Illinois
« Reply #43 on: March 15, 2012, 12:02:01 PM »
I'm in Bartlett, near St. Charles. I have a FOID. Do I need a state habitat stamp to hunt on my property? What about off my property (if everything else is legal)?
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Re: A Shooter in Illinois
« Reply #44 on: March 15, 2012, 12:04:01 PM »
On your property you really shouldn't need anything.  Off of it though you will probably need that and a "varmint stamp?"  Not sure if that is the proper name or not.  I have heard a few local hunters talking about it before but cannot remember exactly what it is.
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Re: A Shooter in Illinois
« Reply #45 on: March 16, 2012, 10:52:45 AM »
I've only heard of a Small Game License (besides waterfowl stamps). It's been years since I bought one though.
Good to see some activity on the Illinois board !!
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Re: A Shooter in Illinois
« Reply #46 on: April 28, 2012, 11:37:27 PM »
Anyone in Il going to Genes funshoot? We need to do a shoot in Illinois!

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Re: A Shooter in Illinois
« Reply #47 on: April 29, 2012, 01:29:02 AM »
My Dad and I will be at Genes. I would be willing to help set up an IL funshoot in any way I can. What, where and when were you thinking?
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Re: A Shooter in Illinois
« Reply #48 on: June 01, 2012, 01:48:29 AM »
Any relatively firm plans for a fun shoot here in IL pending?  I'd be willing to participate but the locals here in Naperville are not much into having airguns firing off in their subdivisions. :) Right now, all I have is my garage or a road trip to the ISRA range where i have to compete with the PBs.

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Re: A Shooter in Illinois
« Reply #49 on: June 01, 2012, 11:13:44 AM »
I'd be up for that without a doubt. I don't really have anywhere outside to shoot though either.
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Re: A Shooter in Illinois
« Reply #50 on: June 21, 2012, 09:38:12 PM »
If anyone's up for shooting next week let me know.  The only catch its going to be durring the day from 9am to 2pm.
Monday - Friday.  I'm in Lombard and have room to shot up to 50 yards.  Send me a pm if your interested.

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Re: A Shooter in Illinois
« Reply #51 on: June 22, 2012, 12:16:01 PM »
Very nice of you to offer. I'd love to go but I'm at work during most of those hours. I'm off early on Friday's but I couldn't get to Lombard until about 1:00 so not much time to shoot. Is a weekend shoot possible sometime. I know of members here in Streamwood and Park Ridge that might be interested as well.

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Re: A Shooter in Illinois
« Reply #52 on: June 22, 2012, 07:16:07 PM »
I would but I'm going to Wisconsin next week camping and to shoot my PBs (Marlin 336 and Glock 23). Which AGs am I taking? The NP XL for dad and the 760 for my son. I'm leaving my best gun at home - the Diana 48. I don't want anything to happen to that one, the fraulein is a keeper!

I'm might have people over July 4th morning to my house in Bartlett. I won't know for sure until we get back in town on July 1st.
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Re: A Shooter in Illinois
« Reply #53 on: June 22, 2012, 09:34:34 PM »
No problem guys,  I know the time not worthy but I just rather shot midday, plus I work nights.  Come one you guys, just take the day off of work.
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Re: A Shooter in Illinois
« Reply #54 on: June 22, 2012, 11:36:15 PM »
There is no way I could pull the time off. That would be a blast, I am not that far either.
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Re: A Shooter in Illinois
« Reply #55 on: June 23, 2012, 12:41:52 AM »
Originally from Southern Illinois, moving back in 2weeks, I hate the laws pertsining to airguns in Illinois, but I've had a FOID card since I was 16, and have several powderburners and do some gunsmithing but it's ridicoulous that they have limited the power for airguns there, I wish we could seperate the rest of the state from Cook county, I live 30 minutes from Kentucky down there so I drive across the line for my needs lol

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« Reply #56 on: June 23, 2012, 02:22:43 AM »
Originally from Southern Illinois, moving back in 2weeks, I hate the laws pertsining to airguns in Illinois, but I've had a FOID card since I was 16, and have several powderburners and do some gunsmithing but it's ridicoulous that they have limited the power for airguns there, I wish we could seperate the rest of the state from Cook county, I live 30 minutes from Kentucky down there so I drive across the line for my needs lol
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Re: A Shooter in Illinois
« Reply #57 on: June 23, 2012, 05:39:57 AM »
Can't take time off from work here either.

Shawn, what is the limit on power you posted about? Is that new?
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Re: A Shooter in Illinois
« Reply #58 on: June 23, 2012, 10:56:21 AM »
Jerry.  The Illinois State Police website has a posting of the laws.
IIRC, anything propelling anything under .18, at speeds over 700fps, is considered a firearm.  Seems to me that the stickler for them to nail you, is the speed...no matter the caliber.   I posted it last year, but can't find the link for you.   But I know you can google it and you'll be able to read it.   Hope this helps some.    Mike
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Re: A Shooter in Illinois
« Reply #59 on: June 23, 2012, 11:37:27 AM »
Okay, just to clarify so Jerry does not freak out. The law says anything over .18 or shooting faster than 700 fps is classified as a firearm and therefore requires you to have a FOID card. Now the loophole comes in for those who buy a gun from a big box store, say a Gamo big cat or something. Then you only have to be over 18 to buy
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